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Archive for November 2007

2007 Dominican League Baseball Leaders (through Thanksgiving)

November 23, 2007

The winter baseball league in the Dominican Republic had an open date on the schedule yesterday while Americans celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday.  Therefore, it seemed like a good time to check in with the league leaders.  Padres prospect Vince Sinisi is still in position to make a run at the triple crown, while young Reds […]

DOMINICAN LEAGUE 2007: First-month Report

November 17, 2007

The first month of 2007 winter league play in the Dominican Republic wrapped up with the Tigres del Licey -celebrating their 100th anniversary- alone in first place.  Here is a team-by-team look at this year’s Dominican league clubs.  Tigres del Licey (12-9) – Their .301 team on-base percentage is worst in the league. HOT HITTER:  […]

JIM GENTILE – 1961 Most Valuable Oriole

November 13, 2007

The 1961 Most Valuable Oriole established a club record for runs batted in that stood for 35 years, enjoyed the greatest slugging campaign in franchise history, and led Baltimore to their first 95-victory season. Jim Gentile was a nationally acclaimed schoolboy pitcher when he inked his first contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1952, but they […]

Gold Glove winners from the Dominican Republic

November 7, 2007

Seattle Mariners third-baseman Adrian Beltre became the first Gold Glove winner at his position ever from the Dominican Republic in 2007.  Countryman Placido Polanco, the Detroit Tigers second baseman, joined Beltre on the American League squad after going the entire season without committing a single error. With Beltre and Polanco in the club, twelve Dominicans […]

Hardest Dominican Hitter To Strike Out

November 4, 2007

Placido Polanco of the Tigers led the major leagues in at bats per strikeout for the second time in three seasons in 2007.  The last Dominican player to rate as the toughest big leaguer to fan in a given season was the smiling man in the picture above, Felix Fermin in 1993.  Fermin’s glovework at shortstop […]